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Low-down on CFS - Part 4: Diagnosis Difficulties

Posted Aug 26 2008 4:29pm

Many sufferers find it a real struggle to be heard and understood by their doctor when they first approach them. They may be offered various diagnoses of “You're overworked – slow down" and "Get more sleep” or “It’s your age” or “You’re just suffering with stress!” Many doctors still do not recognize the illness and often a battle ensues. I would suggest that anyone who is worried about having the illness should search for a doctor that treats other sufferers. I will be posting tips on dealing with doctors very soon, so stay tuned.

Check out my blog post about writing a narrative in order to help secure a diagnosis.

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